| Where will the Jasper Farmers Market be during the Marble Festival? (9/17/2013) |
The Marble Festival will be happening in Jasper on October 5 and 6 and, as you know, the Farmers Market cannot be in their usual location. This year, for the first time, they will be in the new courthouse parking lot (that you may have never seen, but it’s not that hard to find.) It is on Court St... more
| WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BEGINS SCHOOL YEAR WITH RECORD ENROLLMENT (9/17/2013) |
Waiting Lists Now Forming
(Marble Hill, Georgia) — Wildwood Christian Academy opened to record enrollment for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
While many schools across the state are reducing staff and programs, Wildwood added faculty to its campus and welcomed new students, growing its enrollment by almost 20%. "Wil... more
| Pickens County Democrats Present Senate Bill 101 (9/16/2013)|
Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis presented the contents and implications of SB101
Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis presented to Pickens County Democrats the contents and implications of SB101, a bill that was passed last session by the Georgia House of Representatives and will be considered by the Georgia Senate in the upcoming session.
SB101 removes current restrictions on gu...
| Pickens SWAGGER (9/16/2013) |
Things to brag about in Pickens County Schools
• Pickens County Schools has 4360 wonderful students
• Pickens County High School’s 2012 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate is 90.51% (All Pickens County Schools 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate is 89.53%) compared to the State Graduation Rate of 69.72%
• Attendance Rate of 96.3% is one of the highest... more
| Be a Volunteer at the Animal Shelter of Pickens County (ASPC). Walk-a-Dog or Cuddle-a-Cat (9/13/2013) |
Join the Walk-a-Dog Team! We are looking for dog lovers of all ages who can make a commitment to helping our shelter dogs get outside. You will teach them how to walk on a leash while also giving some TLC. We have a tremendous need for walkers at various times of the day but especially during 8:0... more
| Bear Harvest in North Georgia Must Be Reported Within 24 Hours (9/13/2013)|
Bear Hunting Firearm Season Sept. 26-28; Oct. 3-5; Oct. 10-12
Sportsmen and women in North Georgia who successfully harvest a bear during the hunting season must report the harvest within 24 hours and must take the bear to a game management office (either in Gainesville or Armuchee) within three business days of harvest for tagging.
• Reporting Bear Harve... more
| Economic Development Report (9/13/2013) |
New Business Signs a Positive Sign
Have you noticed the “Tractor Supply Coming Soon” banner over the old Blue Star sign? How about Mary Ann’s name on the sign where it used to read Harvest Day? Or did you see the Verizon sign that recently went up in the Jasper Mountain Highlands shopping ... more
| GED Test Deadline Looms – Chattahoochee Tech Aims to Help (9/13/2013) |
(Acworth, Ga.) When the new version of the GED is launched in January of 2014, those who have not completed and passed the current version exams will be starting over again.
Those who do not successfully complete all five parts by the end of 2013 will be required to start over again in 2014 with... more
| Georgia Mountains Hospice Welcomes New Director of Clinical Services (9/13/2013) |
Georgia Mountains Hospice would like to welcome back Tom Shipley as their Director of Clinical Services. Even though Tom started this position in August 2013 he is by no means new to this agency. When Georgia Mountains Hospice began in 1993, Tom held this position and continued to work with thi... more
| HELP PREVENT NUISANCE BEAR ISSUES – MAKE “TEMPTING FOODS” UNAVAILABLE (9/13/2013) |
Garbage, Birdseed, Pet Food Are Among Top 3 Non-natural Bear Attractants
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) ) – One of the most effective things you can do to resolve human-bear conflicts is to keep non-natural food items out of sight, and smell, of hungry bears. This can become even more important when natural foods (acorns, berries, etc.) are in short supply as they appear to be th... more
| Pickens High School 2013 Homecoming Court Representatives Announced (9/10/2013) |
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2013 Homecoming Court Representatives!
Allison R... more
| Sharptop Strings Community Orchestra Opening for Young Actors Project Fall Performance (9/10/2013) |
October 13 at 2pm at Tater Patch Players Theater
As residents of a beautiful mountain community we all take pride in what we do together! From the local Marble Festival to Jeepfest and especially our historical groups, Pickens County has so much to offer in the way of expanding our horizons. The local art community is thriving as well, and Sha... more
| TAWANNA WESSON WITH EDWARD JONES CUTS RIBBON (9/10/2013) |
As a financial advisor with Edward Jones, Tawanna Wesson believes it's important to invest her time in understanding what you're working toward before you invest your money. She can help determine the most appropriate financial strategies for you and your family.
Having lived and worked in the P... more
| Time to Buy Trees, Shrubs and Perennials at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/10/2013) |
The best time for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials plants is in the fall; about now. The cooler temperatures and normally increased rainfall can help the roots become well established. The plants that become dormant over the winter can put all of their energy into growing roots instead of le... more
| Two additional arrests in death investivation of Taylor Smith (9/10/2013) |
Two additional arrest have been made the death investigation of Taylor Smith.
The GBI and the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have arrested:
1. Darlene V. George, age 51 of Cartersville, Georgia.
Making False Statements
Possession of a controlled substance, methamp... more